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White House looks at cutting Covid funds, newborn screenings in ‘anarchist’ cities

White House looks at cutting Covid funds, newborn screenings in ‘anarchist’ cities

Documents show funding for a host of health programs is at risk under the president’s order targeting liberal strongholds.President Donald Trump returns to the White House after multiple campaign stops over the weekend. | Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesThe White House is considering slashing millions of dollars for coronavirus relief, HIV treatment, screenings for newborns and other programs in Democratic-led cities that President Donald Trump has deemed “anarchist jurisdictions,” according to documents obtained by POLITICO.New York, Portland, Ore., Washington, D.C., and Seattle could...

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Agreement on warheads brings U.S., Russia closer to extending nuclear treaty

Agreement on warheads brings U.S., Russia closer to extending nuclear treaty

Trump's top arms control negotiator is in Brussels briefing fellow NATO members on the status of the talks.Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow. | Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo via APThe U.S. and Russia on Tuesday came closer to extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty for one year in exchange for a freeze on all nuclear weapons, a breakthrough as President Donald Trump seeks a foreign policy win ahead of the election.Russia brought the sides closer on Tuesday when it agreed to a U.S. offer that both countries should freeze their number of...

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Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots

Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots

Progressives fret as Joe Biden's transition team vets a handful of Republicans for his potential administration.Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks Friday at the Michigan State Fairgrounds in Novi, Mich. | Carolyn Kaster/AP PhotoJoe Biden’s transition team is vetting a handful of Republicans for potential Cabinet positions — despite doubts it will win him new support from the right and the risk it will enrage the left.Reaching across the aisle to pick senior members of his administration could shore up Biden's credentials as a unity candidate, a message he's made a...

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Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say

Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say

More than 50 former intelligence officials signed a letter casting doubt on the provenance of a New York Post story on the former vice president's son.More than 50 former senior intelligence officials have signed on to a letter outlining their belief that the recent disclosure of emails allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden, pictured here, “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” | Handout/DNCC via Getty ImagesMore than 50 former senior intelligence officials have outlining their belief that the recent disclosure of emails allegedly belonging to Joe Biden’s son “has...

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Florida shatters opening day record for early voting

Florida shatters opening day record for early voting

TALLAHASSEE — Florida shattered its opening day record for in-person early voting Monday, with at least 350,000 people casting ballots and election officials continuing to count statewide late into the night.The trend continues a record-setting pace in the battleground state that is viewed as a must-win for President Donald Trump. Voting by mail, which started earlier this month, racked up more than 2.5 million ballots headed into Monday, more than double the 1.2 million during the same timeframe in 2016.More than 350,000 voters, some of whom were by singer Ariana Grande while they waited...

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Trump’s suburban collapse costs him in Nebraska

Trump’s suburban collapse costs him in Nebraska

The president is on a trajectory to lose an electoral vote in the reddest of red states.A worker logs boxes containing mail-in ballots as they are shipped from the Douglas County Election Commission's office to the post office in Omaha, Neb. on Sept. 28, 2020. | AP Photo/Nati HarnikOver the past half-century, Nebraska has only once delivered one of its electoral votes to a Democratic presidential nominee. Barring a turnaround, this year will mark the second time.The state is one of just two in the nation — the other is Maine — that awards Electoral College votes by congressional district....

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Pompeo to host Armenian, Azerbaijani foreign ministers amid deadly clashes

Pompeo to host Armenian, Azerbaijani foreign ministers amid deadly clashes

The visits offer the Trump administration a chance to showcase an attempt at global leadership just days before President Donald Trump faces reelection.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP PhotoWhat’s happening: The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, two countries at war with each other, are scheduled to separately meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Friday.It’s not clear whether the envoys will meet with each other or whether U.S. officials will try to convene a trilateral session. But their same-day visits signal that the U.S. is...

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Supreme Court declines to block Pennsylvania mail-in ballot extension

Supreme Court declines to block Pennsylvania mail-in ballot extension

The court tied 4-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the three liberal justices not to set aside a state court ruling.An official mail-in ballot for the 2020 General Election. | AP Photo/Matt SlocumAn evenly divided Supreme Court said Monday it is declining to block a Pennsylvania state court ruling allowing mail-in ballots in the crucial battleground state to be counted as long as they’re postmarked by Election Day, even if they arrive up to three days later.The order from the high court is a victory for Democrats, as the presidential campaigns prepare for an all-out battle for the...

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Senior U.S. officials self-isolate after meeting Lebanese spymaster who’s positive for Covid

Senior U.S. officials self-isolate after meeting Lebanese spymaster who’s positive for Covid

The officials include David Hale of the State Department, CIA Director Gina Haspel and national security adviser Robert O’Brien.Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, who leads Lebanon’s directorate of general security, has had to delay his return to Beirut and cancel meetings in France because he tested positive for Covid-19. | AP Photo/Hussein MallaSeveral U.S. officials, including a senior figure at the State Department, are now self-isolating after meeting with a Lebanese spymaster who has tested positive for the coronavirus.David Hale, the undersecretary of State for political affairs; CIA Director...

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Donald Trump has a problem: White women in Pennsylvania

Donald Trump has a problem: White women in Pennsylvania

White women helped propel him to victory in 2016. Now they're rethinking things.Jeff Swensen/Getty ImagesALLENTOWN, Pa. — Juliann Bortz wants to apologize for something she did a few years ago.The 71-year-old resident of the battleground state of Pennsylvania, a registered Democrat, voted for Donald Trump.It wasn’t that she was unhappy with former President Barack Obama: She voted for him, too. Bortz, who lives in the Lehigh Valley, a swing area, thought a “new approach, a business approach” couldn’t hurt when she cast a ballot for Trump.“I was wrong. Boy was I wrong,” said Bortz, who is...

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Nearly 28 million Americans have already voted

Nearly 28 million Americans have already voted

Get the Weekly Score NewsletterBy signing up you agree to receive email newsletters or updates from POLITICO and you agree to our and . You can unsubscribe at any time and you can contact us . This sign-up form is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google and apply.Presented by the ACLUEditor’s Note: Weekly Score is a weekly version of POLITICO Pro’s daily Campaigns policy newsletter, Morning Score. POLITICO Pro is a policy intelligence platform that combines the news you need with tools you can use to take action on the day’s biggest stories..with a bit more than two weeks to Election Day. But...

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Meadows forecasts lawsuits against social media companies over bias claims

Meadows forecasts lawsuits against social media companies over bias claims

Meadows invoked their efforts to stop the sharing of dubious claims about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter.White House chief of staff Mark Meadows listesn as Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. | Tom Williams/Pool via APWhite House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Monday appeared to warn that the Trump administration would bring “additional lawsuits” against social media companies for attempting to curb the spread of misinformation...

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States brace for surge of voter registrations as deadlines near

States brace for surge of voter registrations as deadlines near

Virginia, Florida, Louisiana and Pennsylvania have experienced web outages, with more states approaching registration deadlines this week.A person fills out a voter registration card in downtown Chicago. | AP Photo/Nam Y. HuhA cut cable, an equipment failure at a data center, an online traffic overload that crashed a website — online voter registration systems have already had their share of snafus this election season, amid record-breaking registration totals in battleground states. With registration deadlines approaching in more than a dozen states, voting rights groups and party...

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The next economic crisis: Empty retail space

The next economic crisis: Empty retail space

As tenants stop paying and shrink their offices, commercial real estate is cratering.A parking lot at a JC Penney store is empty in Roseville, Mich. | Paul Sancya/AP PhotoCommercial real estate is in trouble, and turbulence in the $15 trillion market is threatening to bleed over into the broader financial system just as the U.S. struggles to emerge from a recession.The longer the pandemic paralyzes hotels, retailers and office buildings, the more difficult it is for property owners to meet their mortgage payments — raising the specter of widespread downgrades, defaults and eventual...

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Will flag-waving Latinos win Florida for Trump?

Will flag-waving Latinos win Florida for Trump?

The Cuban American voters of South Florida don’t just support Trump for his anti-socialism. They love his embrace of flags and other symbols of patriotism.People attend a rally during the Donald J. Trump for President Latino Coalition Rollout at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center on June 25, 2019. | Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesHIALEAH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has long known that his reelection hinges on him winning the battleground state of Florida — and part of that strategy means getting Cuban Americans in South Florida to the polls in large numbers.But in...

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Ocasio-Cortez, House progressives warn Biden on corporate hires

Ocasio-Cortez, House progressives warn Biden on corporate hires

WASHINGTON — The election is still 18 days away but Democrats are already drawing battle lines over what a Biden administration ought to look like.Left-wing House members including Reps. , , , and candidate Jamaal Bowman along with 39 progressive groups signed a letter, obtained by POLITICO, arguing that no C-suite level corporate executives or corporate lobbyists ought to have Senate-confirmed positions in a Biden administration.Advertisement“One of the most important lessons of the Trump administration is the need to stop putting corporate officers and lobbyists in charge of our...

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How Anti-Mask Politics Are Scrambling Indiana’s Governor’s Race

How Anti-Mask Politics Are Scrambling Indiana’s Governor’s Race

Fueled by anti-lockdown furor, a Libertarian candidate is mounting a historically strong campaign.Gov. Eric Holcomb | AP Photo/Michael ConroyNOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Gunfire echoed and the acrid smell of burnt gunpowder filled the autumn air on a recent weeknight as a group of about 100 unmasked voters took turns firing on targets at Bare Arms Shooting, an outdoor gun range in this northern suburb of Indianapolis.They arrived at this fundraiser to support Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Donald Rainwater, a candidate who was, until this summer, a total obscurity.AdvertisementIndiana is a...

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'It needs to stop': Whitmer blasts Trump over Michigan rally rhetoric

'It needs to stop': Whitmer blasts Trump over Michigan rally rhetoric

Trump was speaking in Western Michigan as part of a swing through the Rust Belt.Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks at Beech Woods Recreation Center, in Southfield, Mich., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. | AP Photo/Carolyn KasterMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer excoriated President Donald Trump for continuing his incendiary rhetoric toward her at a Saturday campaign rally in the wake of an alleged plot to kidnap her.Speaking in Western Michigan as part of a swing through the Rust Belt, Trump urged Whitmer to loosen restrictions on economic activity enacted to curtail the spread of coronavirus,...

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What Democrats, and Everyone Else, Are Getting Wrong About Latino Voters

What Democrats, and Everyone Else, Are Getting Wrong About Latino Voters

An interview with Voto Latino’s María Teresa Kumar on what the big issues are (and aren’t), why Gen Z matters so much and why Kamala Harris could be Biden’s secret weapon.Voto Latino CEO María Teresa Kumar leading a rally near the White House in 2019. | Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA via AP ImagesWorried about his support among America’s Latino voters, a bloc potentially 32 million strong, Joe Biden’s campaign has sunk money into ads in Spanish-language media.“God bless them,” María Teresa Kumar said of the Biden campaign. But, she says, they’re getting it wrong. “There’s very much this...

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Trump amplifies allegations of bias against another presidential debate moderator

Trump amplifies allegations of bias against another presidential debate moderator

It has become a familiar campaign tactic for Trump.President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Trump is beginning a three-day trip with events in Michigan and Wisconsin. | AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyPresident Donald Trump on Saturday again amplified accusations of bias against a debate moderator, deriding NBC News correspondent Kristin Welker ahead of next week's final debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden.In what's become a familiar campaign tactic, Trump commented on and retweeted a message posted by his son, Donald Trump Jr.,...

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Trump starts to articulate a painful reality: He could lose in 2020

Trump starts to articulate a painful reality: He could lose in 2020

While President Donald Trump’s advisers have said to ignore national polling, the president’s own words are reflecting what those numbers say.President Donald Trump walks up the stairs to Air Force One on October 16, 2020 in Ocala, Florida. | Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesHe’s mused out loud about an embarrassing 2020 defeat. He’s acknowledged his severe deficit in key polls. And he’s made naked appeals to the critical voting blocs of suburban women and older adults — two demographics he has struggled to win over.Just weeks from Election Day, President Donald Trump is saying the quiet part out...

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No Democrats expected to join Trump's DOJ in suing Google

No Democrats expected to join Trump's DOJ in suing Google

Democratic AGs are ditching the Trump administration's Google suit, which is likely to be filed early next week.The Justice Department building is seen in Washington. | Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesThe Justice Department is likely to file its long-awaited antitrust suit against Google early next week, but without the sign-on of any Democratic attorneys general, four people familiar with the case said Friday — upending the Trump administration's hopes to enlist bipartisan support for its fight against the internet giant.The suit, the first major monopolization case in decades, comes as both...

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Pfizer delivers final blow to Trump's hope for preelection vaccine

Pfizer delivers final blow to Trump's hope for preelection vaccine

There won’t be a coronavirus vaccine ready before Election Day, despite President Donald Trump’s repeated promises and vaccine makers’ breakneck speed.Pfizer announced Friday it would not seek emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a coronavirus vaccine before the third week of November. | Stew Milne/AP PhotoThere won’t be a coronavirus vaccine ready before Election Day, despite President Donald Trump’s repeated promises and vaccine makers’ breakneck speed.The president’s last best hope for meeting that deadline fizzled Friday as Pfizer announced that it would not...

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Wall Street starts to move on to President Biden

Wall Street starts to move on to President Biden

Get the Morning Money NewsletterBy signing up you agree to receive email newsletters or alerts from POLITICO. You can unsubscribe at any time. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google and apply.Editor’s Note: Morning Money is a free version of POLITICO Pro Financial Services' morning newsletter, which is delivered to our subscribers each morning at 6 a.m. The POLITICO Pro platform combines the news you need with tools you can use to take action on the day’s biggest stories..— Wall Street is still deeply lost on stimulus hopes (more below). But investors are starting to settle into...

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How One Police Chief Kept Her City from Blowing Up This Summer

How One Police Chief Kept Her City from Blowing Up This Summer

To demonstrators in Winston-Salem, Catrina Thompson seemed like an ally. Then protests turned against her own department.Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson | Photographs by Stephen Voss for Politico MagazineWINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—On June 2, just as the sun was setting behind the old tobacco warehouses downtown, the city’s police chief addressed roughly 200 people who were gathered for the fourth day to protest racial injustice. Unarmed and dressed in a navy polo shirt, Catrina Thompson spoke for almost seven minutes—without notes or talking points—until her voice tightened and her...

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